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during the testimony of rupert murdoch. >> he played a president on television now martin sheen is back in washington asking congress for helping. >> a steamy start to the work captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> wednesday morning july 20. it's called to be hot today, but much warmer tomorrow through saturday. you will fill the humidity. columbia maryland, under an inch of rain fall from last night. three-quarters of an inch in leonardtown and fort washington. temperatures right now in the low to mid 70's at reagan national. 73 in gaithersburg. on our way into the mid 90's. warm and muggy today. hot and humid tomato, 100 degrees. it will feel like 111 when you factor in the humidity. -- hot and humid tomorrow. excessive heat watch for tomorrow. excessive heat warnings thursday through saturday and. >>> we have an accident involving a police cruiser. glebe road is closed in both directions at washington boulevard in arlington. all lanes are blocked. they will be on the scene for a while. avoid this stretch. if you have to go there expect place. on georgi
is among several people arrested in the scandal. yesterday rupert murdoch initially seemed confused and flussers, two hours later into the proceeding a protestor interrupted the hearing. now a man tried to throw a shaving cream pie into rupert murdoch's face his wife wendy in the pink jacket jumped up to defend her husband police arrested the man murdoch continued his testimony about 10 minutes later saying while he is the ceo of a company that hacked phones he is not responsible for what happened. >> do you accept ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco. >> no. >> you are not responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. i worked with mr. hinton for 52 years and would trust him with my life. >> he was referring to the head of news international, where much of the phone hacking is believed to have taken place he resigned last week as ceo of dow jones where he ran the wall street journal murdoch told a committee he has no plans to resign he and his son james apologized for the scandal telling british lawmakers the company act
screen grabs of murdoch slapping down the pike thrower. a picture of rupert murdoch and when the murdoch after losing the testimony -- leaving the testimony. here is "los angeles times" with the same picture. "murdoch rejects blame in scandal." here is the headline out of toronto. "news core defense, sorry but not at fault." here is "the financial times" this morning. "most humble day of my life," that is the headline there. "the washout -- the washington post," "murdoch's apologize to lawmakers" is the headline. here is "usa today." there is is in the money section. "murdoch has most humble de." from "the new york times," who has been playing this out quite a bit. in the left-hand column -- "murdoch's denied that they knew of illegal acts." here is one from the tabloids in new york, "the daily news." "humble pie." that is not a tabloid that he owned. one that he did alone, "the new york post," the story came on page 35. "frank talk at probe." from "the wall street journal," and other paper that he owns, " murdoch's are grilled." of course, the attackers story gets played. murdoch apolog
parliament today in connection with that tabloid phone-hacking scandal. a day after rupert murdoch denied any knowledge of wrongdoing. his testimony interrupted by a protester with a pie. >>> and swept away. three hikers feared dead after reportedly getting caught in a dangerous current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and 100s in areas that aren't used to getting that hot. now you throw humidity on top of that, and there is simpl
limits. the workers allegedly reported a money order donations and not the cash. >>> rupert murdoch will be in the house say today -- will be in the hot seat today. he faces tough questions from british lawmakers over the phone hacking scandal. ben eisler is following the latest developments from the satellite center. >> the questions will focus on the phone hacking scandal allegations that people at news corp. tabloids packed into the phones of celebrities crime victims, politicians, and members of the royal family. murdoch go before 10 members of the house of commons and the questions will likely go hard and fast for an hour. he will not testify under oath and will appear most likely with his lawyers that didn't turn to for advice. the goal is to get him to save things that he will have to stand by. questions will likely surround his influence around the british government. david cameron had 26 meetings with rupert murdoch's executives, more than twice the number with any other media organizations. david cameron just cut short his trip to africa after his top and his deputy becam
editor of rupert murdoch's news of the world tabloid to be his communications chief. it was dramatic yesterday in court when lawmakers heard from rupert murdoch. a man carrying plates of shaving cream stormed at the media mogul. the protester was arrested. rupert murdoch and his son james said that they were not aware of phone hacking or other illegal activities at their british newspapers. >>> the airports authority will meet today to consider reversing its decision to build an underground station at dulles airport. the u.s. transportation secretary ray lahood once the station built above ground. that changed in addition to others could save a billion dollars. >>> 5:05, 76 degrees on this wednesday. >> still ahead the debt standoff, a house takes action. the white house threatens a veto. we will have the latest. >> first, the extreme heat [ child's voice ] ooh, that looks good. [ child's voice ] can i have some? [ child's voice ] you guys should rock paper, scissors for it. ok. [ chuckles ] best of three? sure. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. [ scof ] onontwo-th
[ cheers and applause ] >>> this morning on "early today" day of reckoning. news corp. chief rupert murdoch prepares to be grilled in england's phone hacking scandal. >>> swept away. tragedy strikes a family of five at a popular picnic spot in india. >>> and howling habub. a giant wall of dust rolls through phoenix for a second time in nearly two weeks. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with london calling. news corp. chief rupert murdoch and his son along with former chief executive rebecca brooks will face tough questioning this morning before lawmakers. this is the development in the growing phone hacking scandal that seems to be changing by the hour. nbc's jim maceda is live for us in london right outside parliament with all the details. jim, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. well, all eyes will be on a small room inside that parliament building just big enough for about 40 or so spectators, but there will be overflow rooms with tvs. this is must see tv today for all of britain and elsewh
. >> tom: the scandal surrounding rupert murdoch's newscorp has spread to the u.s. the f.b.i. has opened an investigation into whether murdoch newspapers targeted the phones of 9/11 victims. it comes as rupert murdoch and his son, james, have agreed to testify before a british parliamentary panel. next week, the group will look into phone hacking and bribery by employees of newscorp's british newspaper empire. today, rupert murdoch says his company will recover from any fallout. >> susie: small businesses are often called the engine of the nation's economy. that's why tonight's commentator believes it's key to teach the nation's kids to think like entrepreneurs. with tonight's "kids and cash," here's jack harris, president of junior achievement of georgia. >> for generations, we've been taught to believe in the american dream-- owning a house, buying a car, living the good life. but this generation of kids could be the first that might not do better financially than their parents. that's why it's so important to teach business to children at a young age. at junior achievement, we work wi
will see how a newsnight" is covering the investigation ahead of the parliament hearing with rupert murdoch, his son james, and rebekah brooks. >> now we will get an update on the most recent developments in the investigations on phone hacking from british journalist. from "bbc newsnight." >> another resignation. the biggest casualty of the phone hacking scandal. john yates follows the example of his boss and quits more in anchor then onions are a. >> it is malicious gossip published about me. >> another bizarre twist. a man found dead. david cameron cuts short his trade trip to africa. >> the issue is that this will be stopped under my watch. and determined to get to the bottom of it. >> and more on the hearings with rupert murdoch tamara. also, the united states -- we have no -- united states -- [unintelligible] good evening. is britain's police force incompetent or corrupt or both? public confidence in the police is said to be rocky after two high-profile resignations. the police said manning a botched investigation -- admitting a botched investigation, and now an admission that they wer
'm suzanne malveaux. up to speed for this tuesday, july 12th. >>> calling rupert murdoch to testify about the growing scandal that's engulfed his newsnews empire. senior executives will appear. and parliament also summoned murdoch's son james and former "news of the world" editor rebecca brooks. >>> in london today, the parents of murdered teen milly met political leaders in parliament. salley and bob say the phone hacking investigation nuft look at politician's ties to the media, and dowlers say it fueled this. they were given false hope she was alive. it led to other disclosures of hacking or hacking attempts that reached all the way to the royal throne. >>> well, stocks are treading water today. the dow chips have been moving between positive and negative territory all morning. the dow jones down about 16 points or so. investors are perhaps taking a breather on negotiations over the debt ceiling playing out in washington. >>> president obama says there's a groundhog day feeling at the white house. he and congressional leaders immediate again today to work on a deal to raise the nation'
across the pond from humble pie to custard pie, the latest into the high stakes drama for rupert murdoch and we'll have more -- you saw it right there. his wife stepping down to defend him as she takes down a protester. >> stepped in. she lulued. she didn't hesitate. >>> we begin with the dangerous heat that will not go away now moving to the east coast. matt gutman live in chicago where that city is right in the thick of the worst temperatures so far. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin and that heat that has pummeled the midwest heading your way, it's not so much the heat but the humidity. chicago's bracing for 110 heat index today. in minnesota yesterday it was 134. now, the only other place in the world where that type of heat index is common is the red sea off of saudi arabia. a deadly heat wave that since friday has set 221 records won't release its grip. here in chicago, that heat stirring up a soupy fog that smothered the city. today projected to hit its hottest temperatures here in six years. in iowa, police tering heat buckled i-380 and left workers in kan
-hacking scandal with rupert murdoch and his son james. along with former news international executive rebeckah brooks. they testify at a british parliamentary committee about allegations on phone-hacking and police bribery at the british tabloid. that is live at 9:30 a.m. eastern on c-span3 >> now bbc "newsnight"'s coverage of aldations of -- allegations at rupert murdoch's british tabloid, "news of the world". this is almost an hour. >> tonight scotland yard in turmoil. another resignation of the top. police biggest casualty of the phone-hacking scandal. assistant commissioner john yates follow his boss's example quits more in anger than in sorrow. >> there continues to be a huge amount of inaccurate, ill-informed and on occasion down right malicious gossip being published about me personally. >> another bizarre twist tonight. sean hoare the initial "news of the world" whistle blower is found dead. david cameron cuts short of visit to africa. >> i'm determined to get to the bottom of it. >> tonight we examine the damage he is suffering and the state of the met. then we'll talk about that comm
the world when a protester tried to put a foam pie in the face of rupert murdoch. his wife wendi stepped in during -- this all occurred during the phone hacking hearings. >>> the couple is now the talk of the town in london. what we're learning about the murdochs and their marriage, coming u >>> more moms and dads are friending their kids on facebook. a survey commission by an internet security company finds 55% of parents keep tabs on their kids' status updates, wall posts and facebook friends. some parents confess their sole reason for getting a facebook page is so they can spy on their kids. out of parents not doing it, some say they would do it if they only knew how to do it. >>> the latest now on the hacking scandal that is still making headlines in the united kingdom. rupert murdoch and his wife wendi are back home in new york after an intense session with the british parliament. london is still buzzing about the session. martin fletcher reports. >> reporter: the murdochs look happy to be home after tuesday's grilling by british parliament members. a new york welcome. >> nice left,
will grill rupert murdoch about the hacking scandal involving his newspaper empire. >>> and a step up of force linked to an early morning crimes. i'm eun yang. good morning. >> and i'm pat lawson muse, in for joe crabs on this tuesday, july 19th. >> it is 5:00 a.m. it is 80 degrees at this early hour. if you need to do something outside, let's get it done early. >> let's run now. >> i have seen people running in the middle of the night. >> exactly. >> a great day for running or swimming. >> exactly. we want to keep hool. yesterday we hit a high temperature of 91. today we could get 94 or 93 degrees. slightly higher humidity, so it's going to feel worse. the heat index could get up to 100 degrees. >>> let's check on the conditions right now. it is 80 at reagan national airport. that dewpoint temperature sits at 70 degrees right now with the humidity at 71%. some clouds there currently, and we could be getting robust storms this afternoon. by robust, i mean there could be high wind, heavy rain, frequent lightning, and possibly even hail coming. best chance of that will be between about
. this morning news corp executive chief rupert murdoch said those who have betrayed us must be held accountable under the law. rupert murdoch control an empire that includes fox news and the newspaper accused of hacking "news of the world." the murdochs apologized for the scandal but deny any responsibility. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> former editor rebekah brooks also testified she too denied any knowledge of illegal activity. > >> and a wild scene broke out during testimony. rupert murdoch's wife sprang to action defending her husband. she jumped up and slapped a spectator who tried to throw a pie pan of shaving cream into his face. there you go. you see her right hook? >> wow, got to protect your man. good for her. >>> at least one person from the d.c. area was arrested and accused of taking part in a cyber attack on paypal's website. the fbi arrested 14 people in all. according to the indictment, the cyber attacks were launched after paypal suspended wikileaks donation accounts in november of 2010. wikileaks released a large number of classified u.s. state department cable
the phone hacking scandal. rupert murdoch said he was ashamed of what has happened but he is not to blame. he said he had known nothing of allegations that staff hacked into cell phones and bribed police to get information on celebrities, politicians and crime victims. also said he never would have approved such horrible invasions of privacy. >> do you september that ultimately, you are responsible for the whole fiasco. >> no. >> you are not responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> a protester tried to throw what and to be i flight 800 full of shaving cream at murdoch. that man was quickly arrested. amid the scandal, there is now a call for extra resources for the police investigation so new hacking victims can be informed more quickly. news corp. is the parent company of fox 5. >>> also making headlines, the latest on reports that the taliban's leader is dead. >>> and big news in the same- sex marriage debate. new york city is preparing for an influx of couples to say i do starting this sunday. but every couple would wants to tie the
. and rupert murdoch's wife sprang into action defending her husband. you can see her in the pink jacket. she jumped up and slapped a spectator who tried to throw a pie pan full of shaving cream in her husband's face. the spectator is in custody. >>> the debt debate could see some progress this morning after the introduction of a new pi partisan proposal. the gang of six, a group of three republican and three democratic senators, including virginia's mark warner, introduced a new plan yesterday. it would reduce the deficit by $4 trillion over the next decade and add $1 trillion in tax revenue. it has already received support from both sides of the aisle and won the president's approval as well. but republicans in the house are still pushing for cut, cap, and balance, which passed the house yesterday, primarily along party lines. the president says, for the first time, however, he is seeing signs of compromise. >> i think we now are seeing the potential for a bipartisan consensus. >> we're here because the american people told us overwhelming overwhelmingly cut the spending, cut the debt. >> c
b b b b b b b b b bsg >>> this morning on "world news now," tabloid testimony. rupert murdoch and his son are questioned later this morning about that cell phone hackinin scandal. >> the british parliament is demanding answers about illegal practices. and also the serious a that could bring down the murdoch media dynasty. it's tuesday, july 19th. >>> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody. good to be back. i'm rob nelson. >> nice to have you back. >> thank you. >> you've been out as a correspondent covering a lot of stories, traveling all over the place. >> a few weeks. it's good to be back with the late night crew here. yeah, yes. >> good to have you back. >> i appreciate it. >> i'm peggy bunker. thank you for joining us this morning. >>> that hacking scandal has already brought down two top british cops and news corp executives close to the murdochs. both rupert murdoch and his son james agreed to today's questioning as the family fights to save their compananies' image. pr firms are being hired everywhere as they try to
of the scandal tour. followers can see the government relations office of rupert murdoch. there is also the congressional gym where anthony wiener worked out. the tour also includes the watergate complex. they will add the new stopped saturday after labor day weekend. the borders will kick of going out of business sales same. >>> thank you. we will check in with you shortly. it is 4:37. >> a history lesson in the middle and hea at wave. the anniversary of the battle of manassas. >> triple digit temperatu >> it is friday morning. we have your hot and steamy forecast again. it'll be a couple of degrees warmer than yesterday. to put this in perspective our average afternoon high is 89 degrees. usually we are around 9012 hours from now. currently, it is 86 degrees in the district. 75 degrees in culpeper. when you factor in the humidity, look at the heat index. if yardy feels like it is 88 degrees in quantico -- it already feels like it is 80 degrees in quantico. it will feel like 118 degrees later this afternoon. mostly clear skies. a few scattered clouds. a small chance of an isolated thun
and bribery scandal. this time it will not be rupert murdoch, but prime minister david kcamera. he's under fire for hiring a former editor of the news of the world tabloid as its communications chief. >>> 74 degrees on this wednesday. >> still ahead, cadets standoff, the house takes action to, the white house threatens a veto. the latest is coming up in a live report. >> extreme heat on the district's doorstep. >>> >> i am with the ocean city, maryland beach patrol. we make 2000 rescues per year. never go swimming without a lifeguard. good morning, washington. >>> wednesday morning, 6:10. the water temperature at chesapeake beach is 80 degrees. the air temperature in the 70's 8. very hazy, warm and humid. that will be the case the next couple days. the heat will intensify tomorrow through saturday. 77 in the district 76 in annapolis. 72 in hagerstown. 70 in cumberland. fog developing north and northwest of the metro area. that will burn off quickly. mid-90s's this afternoon, but it will feel like 105. we cannot rule out a straight thunderstorm west of the metro mainly later on today. 100 d
, thank you. >>> media magnet rupert murdoch is struggling to contain the phone hacking scandal that tangles his company news corp. correspondent dana lewis is in london bureau with the latest. >> good morning, rupert murdoch is in full retreat, a growing scandal fueled by resignations of his top company executives and today murdoch's apology to a nation. rolling off the printing presses what some have called rupert murdoch's day of atonement, today his company, news international is running full page adz in major british daily saying "we are sorry for the serious wrongdoing in the phone hacking scandal." the controversy resulted in the arrest of nine people and resignations of his top executi executives. the latest les hinton, chief owner of dow jones which published the "wall street journal," hinton ran "news of the world" the paper at the center of this scandal from 1995 to 2007. that resignation on the same day news international chief executive rebekah brooks also bowed to pressure to step down. yesterday the media mogul apologized in person after meeting the family of murd
staffers tried to hack into the phones of 9/11 victims. rupert murdoch arrived in london meeting with the chief executive of his newspaper division, rebekah brooks, headed up "news of the world" and murdoch is publicly backing her, insisting she didn't know what was happening. the final edition of the paper was published yesterday. 5 million copies were printed, that's nearly twice the usual run. the paper also issued a full page apology. dan rivers is live in london this morning with more on this. a lot of people wanted to get their hands on that final edition. >> yeah. it's ironic, isn't it? a paper that has been the subject of such revulsion here, and public outcry, when they announced they were putting out that final edition they had to double the print run, such was the demand. i suppose many think of it going to be a piece of history, really. it's been going for 168 years. it is an institution here. now news perhaps victims of 9/11 could also have been targeted by the illegal practices of the "news of the world," hacking into their phones. this has not been confirmed by cnn
by president barack obama. >>> news corp. chairman rupert murdoch says he is shocked, pauled and ashamed over the british phone hacking scandal. he says he lost sight of the operations of the news of the world tabloid but says he is not to blame for what happened. >> do you accept that all -- ultimately, you are responsible for that whole fiasco. >> no. the people i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> reporter: a protester tried to throw a pie plate full of foam at murdoch. they say the company is investigating. and rebecca brooks denied paying police for information. we have to let you know that news corp. is the parent company of fox 5. >>> in sports, the nats on the road facing the astros. top of the third, the nats trail 2-0. this went deep to left field for a two-run homer to tie the game. houston led 3-2. the astros put on a safety squeeze. a run scores. the nats would fall 7-6. >>> and a programming reminder. this week, our region will honor history, 150 years since battle of manassas. tomorrow, we will take our show on the road to manassas for an in-depending
of one of his properties in the phone hacking scandal, rupert murdoch found himself attacked by someone in the crowd at the hearing. that story is coming up. >> plus, the biggest species of fish in the world gathering right now offshore from a fishing spot. high temperatures getting into the 90s, well up into the 90s. by lunchtime, we'll be 91. got outdoor plans, get them done early, stay hydrated and find a place to stay cool. angie, over to you. >>> so far, so good. no issues to report on route 5, route 4, 301, the accokeek, fort washington area. still ahead, we're taking a look across the region at 5:17. now back to you. >>> making news now at 9 after the hour, heavy rain is being blamed for an accident that killed four members of a colorado family. the family was vacationing in wyoming, flooding concerns prompted them to evacuate a campsite. but when they got to the nearest road, part of it washed out underneath their car. the mother and three daughters were killed, only the dad managed to escape. >>> unbelievable. a man in london lunged out of the crowd during rupert murdoch's tes
mumbai. >>> senator jay rockefeller wants to know if any of rupert murdoch's journalists targeted u.s. citizens and warns of serious consequences if they have. >>> and the social media sites are abuzz over price increases at netflix. we'll tell you what's happening. i'll tell you what -- when we stop to fill it up. ♪ ♪ [ son ] you realize, it's gotta run out sometime. [ male announcer ] jetta tdi clean diesel. the turbo that gets 42 miles per gallon. ♪ is now honey nut cheerios! yup, america's favorite. so we're celebrating the honey sweetness, crunchy oats and... hey! don't forget me!! honey nut cheerios. make it your favorite too! he needs some gellin'. yeahhhhhhh. gellin' is like having a teeny tiny foot masseuse in your shoe. you like ? nice ! dr. scholl's massaging gel insoles. outrageous comfort, all-day long. >>> ministry officials in india are confirming that three explosions which rocked some of the busiest neighborhoods in mumbai were the work of terrorists. at least ten people have been killed. remember this only happened about an hour ago. so it's really impossible
>>> good morning. in the hot seat. billionaire media mogul rupert murdoch set to testify in front of britain's parliament today about the tabloid phone hacking scandal that threatens his empire. while an early whistle blower in the scandal is discovered dead. we're live in london with the dramatic developments. >>> california dreamin? new information suggests casey anthony may have flown to the golden state after her release from jail. as one witness from her trial claims the prosecution knowingly withheld evidence that could have helped the defense. >>> and belles of the ball. the u.s. soccer team may have come up short in the world cup, but they're number one in our hearts today and we've got them all in our studio on this hearts today and we've got them all in our studio on this tuesday, july 19th, 2011 captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, in this is "today" with matt lauer and ann curry, live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome, i'm ann curry. >> and i'm matt lauer. and boy, what a day it's going to be for rupert murdoch, hauled in fron
breaks. >>> this morning, news corp. executive rupert murdoch told his staff, those who have betrayed our trust must be held accountable under the law. he also told them in an e-mail, the company is taking steps to make sure that serious problems like this never happen again. nbc's stephanie gosk reports now about his testimony before a parliamentary committee. >> reporter: like one of the celebrities that fill his tabloids, rupert murdoch and his son, james, are making splashy headlines today. nearly every british paper seizes on the drama of the day. the so-called humble pie attack. seated behind him at the hearing, rupert murdoch's wife, wendi, turned into a bodyguard, springing to his defense, wielding an instinctive and accurate punch. >> your wife has a very good left hook. >> reporter: the man behind the failed attack was amateur comedian johnny marvels, who was quickly arrested and led away. when pies weren't being thrown, father and son sat side by side for three hours, apologizing over and over. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> i would like to say, as well, just how
" successfully docked with the international space station sunday for the very last time. >>> news corps's rupert murdoch flew to london sunday to personally deal with the phone hacking scandal that threatens to hobble his media empire. this, as new allegations have surfaced that journalists from murdoch's now infamous "news of the world" newspaper may have also tried to hack the phones of 9/11 victims. england's "daily mail" reports a former new york city cop now working as a private investigator claims "news of the world" reporters offered to pay him for victims' phone numbers and details of the calls they made and received in the days leading up to the 9/11 attacks. despite murdoch shutting down the 168-year-old paper in an effort to extinguish the scandal. it is now seen as threatening a multibillion dollar pay tv deal. >>> in russia, nine people are dead and nearly 100 more are missing after an overloaded ferryboat sank on the volga river sunday. russian authorities said 185 people were crowded on board an aging double-decker tour boat that had a maximum capacity of 120. one survivor told ru
owned by rupert murdoch tries to continue to recover after the phone hacking scandal. here in the united states, news corp is facing at least two shareholder lawsuits. a possible standard enforced credit downgrade and a federal investigation. >>> still to come when 9news now continues, if you think you're having a rough time because of the heat, imagine wearing a civil war costume on the battlefield. >>> i'm at the kennedy space center. it's a great day here as the shuttle at lynn tis safely lanz -- -- atlantis safely lands. that story coming up. >>> this morning in florida, the final space shuttle returns safely to earth. the landing marks the end of an era in our man's space flight. thousands of nasa employees, many are losing their jobs. and so it was a very emotional day. we have more. >> piercing the pre dawn skies. >> reporter: two earth shaking sonic booms. a smooth touchdown in predawn darkness. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: and retirement for the shuttle fleet and its 30 years of american man space flight. >> we copy we'll stop and we'll take this opportunity to congratul
resignation. allegations that they hacked into cellphone accounts for story. rupert murdoch has issued a statement apologizing for any, quote, any serious wrongdoing. british police have arrested seven people and recovered a list of 3700 names of potential victims. news of the world shut its doors last week. it was owned by news corporation the parent company of fox news. >> heather: seems like so much these days is made in china. everything from computers to cellphones. home in china are eating with chopsticks made in georgia. they create jobs by cranking out 2 million chopsticks every day. live in atlanta with more on this. hi, elizabeth. this is an encouraging story. >> reporter: as the great story. it's coming out of a small town and they are made of poplar and sweet gum trees. they grow like weeds and it turns out the perfect material for chopsticks. the company opened back in may and they are opened six days a week, 24 hours a day. the owner and ceo tells us when he first opened he had a more than 450 applicants for only 50 positions. >> when i open up this business, my friends a
today. the 180th deployment in the shuttle's history. >>> media mogul rupert murdoch flew back to the united states today after facing intense questioning from british lawmakers over the phone hacking scandal. today, the prime minister called an emergency session of parliament to tackle that controversy engulfing britain. charlie d'agata tells us that he emphatically denies claims that he tried to stop an investigation. >> reporter: the phone hacking scandal has dragged british prime minister david cameron into the fray and into a fight in the house of commons. >> the greatest responsibility i have is to clear up this mess. >> reporter: he's in the mess! his former communications chief andy colson was editor of the news of the world when journalists hacked in the voice mails of murder victims and politicians. now, he's under arrest. >> with 20/20 hindsight and all that has followed, i would not have offered him the job and i expect that he wouldn't have taken it. >> it is not about hindsight, mr. speaker. it is not about whether mr. colson lied to him. it is about the informat
was editor of rupert murdoch's news of the world when journalists hacked into the voice mails of murder victims and politicians. >> i have an old-fashioned view about innocent until proven guilty. >> yay. >> but if it turns out i have been lied to, that would be a moment for a profound apology. >> cameron met with news corp. executives more than two dozen times since taking office by he says his staff did not interfere in the hacking investigation. >>> ahead find out why a huge branch fell from a seemingly healthy tree and nearly killed some children in dc. >>> but first, the other fight on capitol hill that has nothing to do with the debt ceiling. >>> advocates of the defense of marriage act were on the defense today. basically defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman. today a senate judiciary committee held a hearing about the act which would repeal the 1996 law. >> it reminds me of another dark time in our nation's history. many years since states passed laws banning blacks and whites. >> i never thought that i would have to ever defend traditional marriage. it has been
in 30 minutes. >>> newscorp ceo rupert murdoch will be on the hot seat as british lawmakers investigate the phone hacking scandal involving one of his newspapers. journalists at the tabloid "news of the world" are accuseded of ha hacking up to 4,000 phones of crime victims, celebrities, and lawmakers. the scandal has some people questioning prime minister david cameron's judgment. he is defending his decision to hire former world editor andy coulson as press secretary. no one has argued the work he did in the government in any way was inappropriate or bad. british police say the whistle blowing reporter who initially alleged there was widespread hacking at the "news of the world" has been found dead in his home. his death isn't considered suspicious. the news comes after four high profile resignations, including scotland yard's number one and number two resigned. >>> house republicans are trying to push what they call cut cap and balance to the floor today. it would require a balanced budget amendment to the constitution. president obama has warned he would veto it if it made it to his
rupert murdoch is facing stiff opposition in britain to his bid to take over a satellite broadcasting company. in the wake of the news ever the world phone hacking scandal and former british prime minister gordon brown is acuing two newspapers of -- is accusing two newspapers of obtaining personal information about his family. the sun learned his child has cystic fibrosis, information he claims they could never have obtained legally. meanwhile, a parliament panel grilled a senior london police officer on why he did not investigate phone hacking allegations at the news of the world years earlier. >> i had no idea. i had no idea. as far as i am concerned from july 2009, this affected two people. this affected a rogue reporter. that is what we honestly believe to be the case. >> rupert murdoch, chairman of news corps is in the process of trying to take full control of british sky broadcasting but the british government is calling for murdoch to shelf his efforts until the investigation is complete. news corps is the parent company of fox 5. >>> also m
" continues right now. >>> i'm kiran chetry. rupert murdoch's media empire under fire. his reporters how accused of illegally invading the privacy of britain's former prime minister as this hacking scandal widens. we're live from london ahead. >> i'm ali velshi. much of the country literally feeling the heat and relief from the summer scotcher may be days away on this "american morning." >>> and good morning to you. thanks so much for being with us on this "american morning." it's tuesday, july 12th. christine has the morning off. >> we've got a lot of news this morning, including some breaking news out of afghanistan. >> that's right. we begin there where afghan president hamid karzai's half brother was found shot to death at his home. ahmed wali karzai was the provenÇal council chief of kandahar. he suffered gunshot wounds to his head and chest according to hospital officials. a spokesman for kandahar's government said a guard killed karzai. the taliban says -- >> we've seen the worst so far. excessive heat warnings and advisories posted in 23 states. the heat in many areas could reac
day after news corp. ceo rupert murdoch faced a parliamentary inquiry. we're in london with the latest. >> reporter: it was a wild day in britain's emergency session of parliament today. the focus shifted from rupert murdoch to britain's prime minister, david cameron. but the prime minister's case is about poor judgment and nothing to do with any crimes. david cameron defended himself for hiring a former editor of "news of the world" andy callson as his communications chief even though he may have known about the phone hacking. >> i have said very clearly that if it turns out andy coulson knew about the hacking at the "news of the world" he would not only have lied to me, but to the police, to a select committee, to the press complaints commission and perjuried himself in a court of law. >> reporter: cameron was advised against hiring him, did it anyway, and was forced to resign and arrested last week. he said in parliament that cameron was guilty of a gross error in judgment. >> it's not about hindsight, mr. speaker. it's not about whether mr. coulson lied to him. it's about the infor
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by rupert murdoch is accuse of hacking into people's voice mails. >>> first to bill cairns with a check on the forecast. >> good thursday morning. nothing too dramatic out there. typical heat for the summertime and also thunderstorms. worst travel weather right now in kansas city. it's raining pretty good. we've had some downpours. late this afternoon, thunderstorms are possible. d.c. to baltimore. philly, pittsburgh and new york. your typical summertime storms. hot and muggy with temperatures near 90 to 95. the southeast, also expects some afternoon storms. a lot of these areas, this is just going to be a quick 20 or 30-minute shower or storm. no one is going to get washed out today. as far as the forecast for tomorrow goes, all eyes on florida. we're going to watch the space shuttle "atlantis" on the launch pad. we're hoping to get it up. the last launch ever. 11:26 a.m. a 70% chance right now of no go at launchtime because of showers and thunderstorms. that means this launch has a good chance of being pushed back to friday afternoon or over the weekend. we'll continue to monitor that
speak to rupert murdoch? >> i did speak to them briefly, yes. >> did you raise the issue? >> i did not discuss that with them. >> two weeks ago, you had rupert murdoch in your sights, but you did not raise it. >> this is not about who we talked to. >> you are the leader of the labor party. >> this is our willingness to speak out on these issues. >> labor has its own problems with this relationship. in january, he sent out an e- just newst pick on it international. it could be other places as well current -- as well. you cannot be comfortable that he did that. >> i am comfortable that the position that we have taken. to speak out on the hiking -- hacking issue. that is absolutely right. and the government have chosen a different course. they have got to act on assurances from news international. they are trying to get assurances from news international. news international assurances are not worth very much a given what we have seen in the last few months. even at this stage, the right thing for the government to do, the right process to deal with this. >> it is now alleged that he e
with the resignation of a key executive in the rupert murdoch media empire. rebekah brooks is out. many people were outraged when brooks kept her job after the newspaper was shut down for scandalous reporting tactics. and as brooks steps down, the investigations ramp up. the fbi now investigating the murdoch empire right here in the united states. lawmakers demanding the probe amid reports that murdoch's journalists hacked the cell phones of 9/11 victims and their families. susan candiotti in new york with the details now. susan? >> reporter: hi, kyra. good morning to you. yes, this investigation is now 24 hours old. as fbi tries to figure out how they are going to approach this. all of it started, kyra, with a report in a british tabloid that a private investigator here in new york, that there was an attempt to hire him to hack into phone records of 9/11 victims and families, as well as reach out into the voice mails of 9/11 victims and families. the fbi, that appears to be the starting point and see if there is any truth in that. people on thrill and 9/11 families have been pushing for this. the
baldwin. busy, busy day in news on this wednesday. >>> rupert murdoch under fire in britain and in the united states. two separate u.s. agencies calling for investigations into rupert murdoch. >>> have you heard this story? an 8-year-old boy kidnapped, murdered, then mutilated. now new york place are scouring a stream of surveillance video for answers. more on that. >>> first, i want to begin with this. let's just plunge right into the debt negotiations at this hour. daily talks at the white house resume in one hour, and by all accounts, they are becoming more tense, more heated, more testy, the closer we get to the deadline. you know the date by now, august 2nd. august 2nd, a potential default of the u.s. treasury if congress will not approve more borrowing. joining me now from the u.s. capitol building is congressman paul brown, republican of georgia. congressman brown, nice to see you. good to have you on. >> it's nice to be with you. i don't believe the august 2nd deadline frankly, and we don't default even if we pass the august 2nd deadline, even if that's when we hit o
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